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THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT
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THE CHESHIRE REGIMENT

By Dr. Ronald Barr

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A photographic history of one of England's oldest, un-amalgamated County Regiments. Formed in 1689 the Cheshires served at home and around the world in India, the Far East, the Mediterranean, North America, the Caribbean and Antarctica. The book highlights Victorian and Edwardian service in Malta, New Brunswick, Burma and India. During the First World War, the Regiment, greatly expanded to thirty-eight Battalions, serving on the Western Front, in the Mediterranean, Gallipoli, Egypt, Mesopotamia, Salonika and Macedonia. In the inter-war years the Regiment served at home and in India, Palestine and Malta. During the Second World War the Cheshires served in France during 1940, in Malta, North Africa, the Middle East in and in North West Europe from June 1944. Post-war service included Palestine, Egypt, Malaysia, Cyprus, Germany, Northern Ireland, Belize and Hong Kong. (Published: 2003) (Publisher: The History Press) (ISBN: 9780752418803) (Pagination: 128pp, 200 photographs) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$20.27

GURKHAS AT WAR

By J. P. Cross and Buddhiman Gurung

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) Eyewitness Accounts from World War II to Iraq. The result of in-depth interviews, this book offers these remarkable soldiers a voice in print for the first time. Their first-person narratives cover the period from the outbreak of World War II to the confrontation in East Timor, including battles against the Japanese in the Burmese jungle, campaigns against the Communists in Malaya and Hong Kong, the Falklands plus recent deployments in the Gulf War. The editors provide a thorough introduction to Gurkha culture, a historical overview of each campaign fought, and record some their encounters with these most resilient of soldiers. (Published: 2007) (Publisher: Greenhill Books) (ISBN: 9781853677274) (Pagination: 320pp) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$26.51

THE WAR HISTORY OF 7TH BATTALION, THE HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT

By Ian Taylor

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A comprehensive history of the 7th Battalion. It fought in the Normandy Campaign and in the North West Europe campaign, 1944-45, taking part in Operation Market Garden, the battles in the Reichswald, crossing the Rhine and becoming part of the Allied Occupation force. The book is packed with illustrations maps and includes the Roll of Honour plus list of Awards. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Natula Publications) (ISBN: 9781897887974) (Pagination: Large format, 374pp, numerous colour & b/w illustrations) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$38.99

REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF THE 6TH ROYAL BATTALION 13TH FRONTIER FORCE RIFLES (SCINDE) 1843-1923

By Capt. D. M. Lindsey

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A facsimile reprint of the original 1926 edition of this well written history. It covers the period from the time of the Scinde Camel Corps up to the formation of the 13th Frontier Force Rifles (when the 59th Royal Scinde Rifles became the 6th Royal Bn).The various reorganisations and their impact are clearly described, and there is good coverage of the WWI period on the Western Front (1914-1915), in Mesopotamia (1916-1917) and under Allenby in Palestine (1918). With Honours and Awards (all ranks), list of former COs and other officers with service details. (Published: 2006) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 9781845743185) (Pagination: 146pp, 8 maps & plans (4 in colour) and numerous contemporary illustrations) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$34.33

INSIDE THE REGIMENT

By Carole Divall

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) The fascinating inside story of a typical infantry regiment during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Rather than focusing on the history of the 30th Regiment of the Line in action and on campaign, the author explores its organization, traditions and hierarchy, and the ethos that held it together. Using primary source material, she reconstructs the life of the 30th Foot, and the lives of the men who served in it during a critical period in Europe’s military history. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848844537) (Pagination: 228pp, 16 b/w illustrations ) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.19

THE HOLY BOYS

By Jon Sutherland and Diane Canwell

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A History of the Royal Norfolk Regiment and the Royal Anglian Regiment 1685–2010. The Royal Norfolk Regiment is one of the oldest and most distinguished fighting forces in the British army. Its line can be traced back more than three centuries, all the way from Monmouth’s rebellion in 1685 to modern Afghanistan. Throughout the years and many campaigns, the regiment has maintained a marked local loyalty and tradition which remain strong today. The regiment has made a notable contribution to the British army in every major conflict the nation has faced. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848842120) (Pagination: 256pp, numerous b/w illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w ) UL-XXXXXX

$31.19

THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT 1920-1950
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THE QUEEN'S OWN ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT 1920-1950

By Lieutenant-Colonel H D Chaplin

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A history of the Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment from 1920 to 1950. The book covers the inter-war years and the Second World War when the regiment saw service in France, Malta, the Middle East, Greece, Sicily and Italy. The book is extensively illustrated and includes numerous maps, a Roll of Honour for the Second World War, and appendices covering Honours and Awards plus a list of Officers in Campaigns. (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 9781845741501) (Pagination: 510pp, 42 b/w photos & illustrations, 27 maps) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$34.33

HISTORY OF THE 5TH ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE) 1858 TO 1928
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HISTORY OF THE 5TH ROYAL GURKHA RIFLES (FRONTIER FORCE) 1858 TO 1928

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A superb unit history. The project, originally privately printed, was initiated by Col. H. E. Weeks, but the final compilation and editing was carried through by several different officers of the Regiment. They cover the early days at Abbottabad, the Second Afghan War (when Capt John Cook won the Regiment’s first VC at Peiwar Kotal), the Black Mountain expedition, the Hunza affair (when two more VCs were gained), and the services of the three battalions in the Great War (1st Bn at Gallipoli, 2nd Bn in Mesopotamia, and 3rd Bn in India and Mesopotamia). The text is accompanied by an Index, Roll of Honour (British officers only), Honours & Awards, plus list of former officers. A NEW copy. (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 1843427729 ) (Pagination: 518pp, numerous b/w photos, maps & illustrations) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$34.33

THE HISTORY OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS: VOLUME II

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) An official history first published by the Corps in 1958. This volume covers the period 1867-1885. The Abyssinian and Ashanti Wars, South Africa 1847-85, Afghanistan 1877-81, Egypt 1882-5. Also Royal Engineer Troops and Companies, Military Engineering School, survey work in the colonies, Ireland and India, the telegraph, military prisons, exploration and travel. (Published: 1993) (Publisher: Inst. of Royal Engineers) (ISBN: 0903530090) (Pagination: xii + 548pp, frontis, 2 plans.) (Condition: New in slightly rubbed dw) UL-XXXXXX

$49.93

THE HISTORY OF THE 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE

By Brigadier RMP Carter

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A new edition of a booklet first published in Germany in July 1945, written by the brigade's commanding officer. Originally the Heavy Armoured Group of the "Mobile Division (Egypt)" formed in 1938 after the Munich crisis, it became the 4th Armoured Brigade in January 1941 when the Division became the 7th Armoured Division. Covers the brigade's service in North Africa, starting in January 1940, then on to Sicily, Italy and home to Britain. They landed at Normandy on 7 June 1944, and participated in the liberation of France, Belgium and Holland, moving into Germany to the final victory. (Published: 1999) (Publisher: Merriam Press) (ISBN: 1576380181) (Pagination: 93pp ) (Condition: New in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$23.40

THE FIFTH LEICESTERSHIRE
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THE FIFTH LEICESTERSHIRE

By Captain J D Hills

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) The battalion arrived in France on 28 February 1915 and the first few months were spent in the Armentieres sector and the Salient before moving south to the Loos battlefield. Detailed accounts of actions and events in and out of the trenches, names of officers and other ranks, list of honours and awards, no index. In the fighting at the approaches to the St Quentin Canal, 2Lt J.C Barrett won the VC for gallantry during the battalion attack on Pontruet on 24 September 1918. By the end of the war the battalion had suffered 440 dead of whom 25 were officers. (Published: 2002) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 1843422042) (Pagination: vii + 379pp with seven maps and 18 b/w photos) (Condition: New in card covers) UL-XXXXXX

$24.19

THE STORY OF THE OXFORDSHIRE & BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY

By Sir Henry Newbolt

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) A facsimile reprint of the 1915 'Country Life' publication. An amalgamation of the old 43rd & 52nd Regiments, they served with Wolfe at Quebec, in the American War of Independence & in the East Indies. In 1799 Sir John Moore commanded the 52nd &, in 1808 they sailed for the Peninsula where they served with distinction throughout the war. Waterloo, The Indian Mutiny & then, in 1914, with the BEF to Belgium & France where they fought bravely at Mons, The Marne & defeated the Prussian Guards at Ypres. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (Pagination: 224pp, ills, maps) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$23.39

THE HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE FIFTH (ROYAL IRISH) LANCERS

By Major Walter Temple Willcox

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) The 5th owed their origins to the turbulent times of the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688. They were raised as ‘James Wynne’s Dragoons’ & took part in the successful defences of Derry & Enniskillen, & the Battles of the Boyne & Aughram. They fought with the Duke of Marlborough at Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde & Malplaquet &, in 1858 they took part in the relief of Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny. They formed part of the NIle Expedition of 1884, the attempt to save Gordon of Khartoum from the Mahdi. Their final campaign was the Boer War, in which they took part in the defence of Ladysmith. This fine regimental history is superbly reproduced with 17 fine colour plates, 20 black & white illustrations, plus 10 maps. (Published: 2004) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 184342732X ) (Pagination: Large format, xxiii+287+lxvipp, ills) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$54.61

HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE BUFFS (EAST KENT REGIMENT) 3RD FOOT 1914-1919
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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE BUFFS (EAST KENT REGIMENT) 3RD FOOT 1914-1919

By R S H Moody

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) No less than 32,000 men passed through the ranks of the regiment of whom some 6,000 died; forty-eight battle honours were awarded and one VC. Appendices contain separate rolls of honour of officers and other ranks with names grouped alphabetically by ranks; all ranks list of honours and awards and foreign awards, and separate lists of Mention in Despatches.The 1st, 6th, 7th and 8th Battalions served on the Western Front, the 2nd Battalion in Macedonia with 28th Division following ten months in France and Belgium, the 1/4th in India and Aden, 1/5th in India and Mesopotamia and finally the 10th Battalion (formed in Egypt in Feb 1917 from two converted Kent yeomanry regiments) fought in Palestine and on the Western Front with 74th (Yeomanry) Division. (Published: 2002) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 1843423952) (Pagination: xx+554pp, 25 maps, 2 col,12 b/w ills) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$37.45

COLD WAR WARRIORS

By Lieutenant-Colonel David Stone

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) An invaluable record of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment. The book covers the changing nature of infantry soldiering, with special emphasis on the 1st Battalion's operational activities, & the Northern Ireland campaign in particular, plus images of military life during the Cold War. Their history is traced from 1742, to its eventual transformation into the Royal Berkshire Regiment & the Wiltshire Regiment. In 1959 these two regiments amalgamated to form the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire & Wiltshire) &, in 1991, the regiment amalgamated with the Gloucestershire Regiment (Published: 1998) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 0850526183) (Pagination: 434pp, 36 b/w ills, list of Colonels, COs & RSMs, appendices, index) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$39.01

HISTORY OF THE PRINCE OF WALES’ OWN CIVIL SERVICE RIFLES

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) The story of the 15th Battalion the London Regiment in the Great War. Contains nominal roll of officers & other ranks, identifying those who died (1,227), monthly casualty figures, list of decorations & awards, roll of those who served in the S African War, Regimental strengths from 1860 to 1914 plus an illustrated appendix on the Regimental Plate. The first part of the narrative covers the period from 1859 to the eve of WWI. The second part is concerned with their service in France from 1915, & later in the Macedonian theatre from December 1916. Six months later they moved to Palestine to join Allenby’s EEF. After a year’s campaigning they were sent back to France in the wake of the German offensive. (Published: 2002) (Publisher: Naval & Military Press) (ISBN: 1843423685) (Pagination: xvi + 489pp with colour frontispiece, 26 b/w photos, 14 maps) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$34.33

THE ALL AMERICAN: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE 82ND AIRBORNE, 1917 TO PRESENT

By Robert P Anzuoni

(Subject: Regimental & Unit Histories - General) Proudly nicknamed the 'All American' this is the story of the 82nd from it's formation in 1917 through legendary WWII campaigns like Sicily, Normandy & Holland to recent & present day actions such as Vietnam, Grenada, Nicaragua & Desert Storm. (Published: 2001) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (Pagination: Large Format, 280x210mm, 276pp, 230+ b&w & color photos.) (Condition: New) UL-XXXXXX

$67.08